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Four new iPhone models will launch in 2021 with improved ultra-wide-angle optics due for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

There will be four iPhones in 2021, according to Ming-Chi Kuo. (Image source: Apple)
There will be four iPhones in 2021, according to Ming-Chi Kuo. (Image source: Apple)
Apple plans to release four new iPhones next year, with the company aiming to return to a September release window. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will feature an improved ultra-wide-angle camera too, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.
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There will be four iPhone sizes in 2021, according to TF-Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo claims that the iPhone 13 series, which will launch in 2H 2021, will feature the same sizes as the current iPhone 12 models. Hence, Apple will release two Pro models, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, along with the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

However, Apple will be bringing some significant camera upgrades to next year's iPhone Pro models. Specifically, Kuo states that the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will feature new ultra-wide-angle cameras, which will have 6P lenses, a larger f/1.8 aperture and autofocus. By contrast, the current sensor in the iPhone 12 series has a 5P lens, an f/2.4 aperture and a fixed focus. Additionally, Taiwanese manufacturer Largan Precision will supposedly be the largest supplier of these new camera modules.

Moreover, the iPhone 14 series will use these same ultra-wide-angle sensors. Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 14 series is due in 2022. Finally, mass production and launch dates are expected to return to normal for the iPhone 13 series, which should see new iPhones arriving in September 2021. Apparently, Apple may switch to a port-less design for the iPhone 13 series, along with 120 Hz displays and a Snapdragon X60 5G modems. However, there will be no in-display Touch ID sensors for next year's models.

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Ming-Chi Kuo via MacRumors

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Alex Alderson, 2020-11- 6 (Update: 2020-11- 6)